Acute Coronary Syndrome

Heavy air pollution in China could be contributing to a greater instance of coronary atherosclerosis among the country’s general population, according to research out of the University of Buffalo.

The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, a research foundation in Madrid, Spain, has coordinated the first international consensus document to streamline MRI protocol after myocardial infarction in clinical trials and experimental models.

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this month identified marriage as a predictor of better short- and long-term outcomes in patients with ACS, most notably male patients.

A recent study of autopsy data in Finland suggests nearly half of individuals who experience sudden cardiac death without a prior diagnosis of CAD actually had a history of silent MI—but that history wasn’t detected until after their deaths.

Though it’s guideline-directed to assess acute MI patients with echocardiography following a heart attack, hospitals that follow that rule incur greater costs and lengths of stay than those that employ echo more selectively, a recent study found.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association will start accepting applications for two new heart attack programs July 1, including the Acute Heart Attack Ready and Primary Heart Attack Center certifications.

Incident coronary heart disease might be an early indicator of accelerated cognitive decline, according to work published ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

With a recent rise in heart-attack related deaths among Americans vacationing overseas, one domestic cardiologist is speaking up about CV health while traveling.

An eight-day trial and two-hour jury deliberation has culminated in the conviction of Pennsylvania cardiologist Samirkumar J. Shah, who on June 14 was found guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud for falsely billing insurers for unnecessary angina treatments.

CVD and depression are a two-way street, capable of inflicting considerable damage on one another. So how do heart patients protect their mental health after a life-threatening event like MI?

Despite a sizable financial disadvantage, ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients who could be treated effectively in an intensive or non-intensive care unit fare better in the ICU, according to research published June 4 in The BMJ.

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a sew-on heart patch that leverages stem cells to support and repair heart muscle after a heart attack—something that could dramatically lower MI survivors’ risk of future heart failure.